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Akrotiri, Akrotiri

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Set your clock back a few thousand years with a visit to Akrotiri, a Minoan Bronze Age settlement destroyed by a massive volcanic eruption around 1627 BCE. The volcanic ash buried the remains of many everyday objects used by the settlement's inhabitants, preserving for posterity the ancient way of life of a long-lost culture. Some historians suggest this archeological site, once an important port city on the Aegean, served as an inspiration for Plato's story of Atlantis, a supposedly fictional place mentioned in two of the philosopher's major works. To gain a better understanding of the lost community, take a guided tour around the excavation site. You can plan Akrotiri trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.
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  • For 12 Euros you get to see some truly historic remains from a couple of thousand years BC, quite well preserved by the mud and ash of the volcanic explosion that made Santorini bay. The building... 
    For 12 Euros you get to see some truly historic remains from a couple of thousand years BC, quite well preserved by the mud and ash of the volcanic explosion that made Santorini bay. The building...  more »
  • A must see when you are in Santorini. Well preserved, very interesting and as a bonus fully covered from the sun. Its better to buy the full ticket of 15 euro to see all 2 archaeological sites of... 
    A must see when you are in Santorini. Well preserved, very interesting and as a bonus fully covered from the sun. Its better to buy the full ticket of 15 euro to see all 2 archaeological sites of...  more »
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  • Very well presented. Easy to walk around. Unique Minoan very rare. Well preserved like Pompeii because the volcanic ash protected it! At least 3500 years old. Well worth a visit!
  • A look into the lives of neolithic people living in marvelously decorated and magnificent 3-story houses before being eradicated by the volcano in an instant. A bit eerie to walk around the ruins but definitely worth a visit.

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